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London, England

Sir Richard Burton's Tent-Tomb

Eclectic final resting place of the controversial explorer.
Twickenham, England

'The Naked Ladies'

No one knows who created the statues or if they are arranged properly—let alone the artwork's real name.
Twickenham, England

Strawberry Hill

In Twickenham sits a small whitewashed castle that inspired Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
London, England

Meeksville Sound Plaque

The home studio one of Britain's first independent record producers is also the site of a murder-suicide.
London, England

Ilford Animal Cemetery

3,000 family pets and military animals are buried in this London graveyard.
Galle, Sri Lanka

Galle Fort

This fort dates back to 1588 and was colonized by the Portuguese, Dutch, and English and sits prominently on the Indian Ocean where azure water lap the coast.
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Sigiriya

An ancient stone fortress considered by many to be the eighth wonder of the world.
Gibraltar

Gibraltar Airport

Single runway interrupted by a busy road that cuts across its middle.
Kelvedon Hatch, England

Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker

The biggest and deepest Cold War bunker open to the public can be found in southeast England.
Essex, England

Greensted Church

This historic franken-chapel is the oldest wooden church in the world, at least part of it.
Lucca, Italy

Torre Guinigi (Guinigi Tower)

Fortified medieval tower house with lovely roof garden.
Lucca, Italy

Piazza dell'Anfiteatro

This bustling Italian plaza is built on the ruins of an ancient Roman amphitheater.
Lucca, Italy

The Incorruptible St. Zita

The naturally mummified body of a peasant girl saint.
Monterosso al Mare, Italy

Il Gigante

The bomb-ravaged remains of of a colossal Neptune.
Vernazza, Italy

Doria Castle

This amazing medieval fortress stands atop a promontory along the famous Cinque Terre.
Vernazza, Italy

Chapel of Santa Marta, Vernazza

This tiny chapel withstood a massive mudslide and flash flood.
Vernazza, Italy

Cinque Terre

Five candy-colored villages on the Italian Riviera.
Pisa, Italy

National Museum of San Matteo

Inside features a display of how artistic crucifixes transformed throughout the centuries.
Pisa, Italy

Orto Botanico di Pisa (Botanical Garden of Pisa)

The first botanical garden, a feather in the cap of the Grand Duke of Tuscany.
Pisa, Italy

'Tuttomondo'

A local student's chance encounter with Keith Haring led to the creation of one of Europe's largest murals.
Pisa, Italy

The Camposanto

Next to the Leaning Tower of Pisa is a cemetery home to ancient sarcophagi and disturbing murals.
Pisa, Italy

Guy Rope Anchors for the Leaning Tower of Pisa

The only visible reminders of an elaborate engineering project that kept the tower from reaching the tipping point.
Florence, Italy

The English Cemetery

Many famous English poets including Elizabeth Barrett Browning are laid to rest at this Swiss-owned cemetery in Florence.
Florence, Italy

Il Porcellino

This bronze boar's snout has been rubbed to a golden sheen by visitors seeking good fortune.